This title will help you acquire an understanding of the basic content and organization of federal and state securities law. An authoritative summary, it covers the essential background and current status of each major area, while keeping details and citations to a minimum. It discusses the regulations governing public offerings, public companies, securities businesses, and investment companies. It also explores sanctions, civil liabilities, and extraterritorial application. This edition includes recent developments including the Securities and Exchange Commission's 1933 Act offering reform, the new Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, credit rating agencies, and changes to the New York Stock Exchange specialist system.